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The Grow Room forums; Hey guys, first time growing indoors. Grew twice outdoors and did ok (2.2lbs). I got a free grow box last ...
Best CFL type for Grow Box?
Hey guys, first time growing indoors. Grew twice outdoors and did ok (2.2lbs). I got a free grow box last week that just needs some lights. Its simple, 3 foot tall and 2 feet wide, exhaust & intake, and 3 ports for light bulbs.
--Would 2-105watt CFL 5000k be better than 3-65watt CFL 6500K? --
I was able to answer most of my other questions through this forum but im having trouble with this one. Thanks in advance.
well 105x2 is 210w and 65 x 3 is 195w. Since 210 is more watts doesnt mean its better because with three 65w you will get better light distribution by being able to spread the light out more. so 3 65w is better than 2 105w.. you know that you will need different lights to actually grow bud though right?? 6500k is blue light and is for vegging not flowering. you will be lucky to get 90 grams even with the right lights though.
Vegging under blue light 6500k
Flowering is under red light like 2700k
you can still get bud from blue light but yield will suck.
get 2 y adapters and screw them in. now u have 4 sockets instead of 2 so 4 light bulbs instead of 2 without having to add extra sockets besides the 2 y adapters.
I wouldnt even veg in a box that small just take your clones and go right to flower.
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Why not use 3 x 105 watters? More wattage.. plus better coverage? The splitters are a great idea too!!! And if you can only afford one set of lights.. stick with 2700k.. they are best for flowering.. which is 80% of your plants life... so if your going to keep the same bulbs the whole grow.. go with the ones that will work best for the longest (and most important!) period of your plants life.. the flowering stage.. Good luck!
If the 105 is a "real" growlight then Im guessing they cost a lot compared to the 65w. Id just buy more (3+) 65w CFLs instead of the expensive grow lights. Otherwise Im half guessing (as everyone else is) that it wouldnt matter if you got 3x65w or 2x105w.
5000k is the best flouro there is a thread i started on it in the fluorescent section of this site.
The question of light dispersion vs penetration. The higher wattage bulbs are less efficient, but will have slightly better penetration.. They also cost more per watt. If you are going scrog, you probably want a "wall of light" I prefer 42w for a not too expensive but still relatively bright bulb, where it is still pretty easy to get 10,000 lumens per square foot. I use 8 42w 2700k and 6 23w 6500ks for flowering 3 square feet.
NICE!! I was gonna do a thread asking this question but you beat me to it and if you'd dont mind a got another couple questions?
I have 4 42w cfls 2700k
And I have another couple of 26w 2700k which ofcouse are for flowering.
If I make a total of 300w of cfls.
What will be better?
And cheaper in electric bill?
300w cfls or 150w hps?
because i mean each one of those 42w cfls are 10$ at Wally world.
Buying another four will make 336 actual watts...comeing out to 40$ might as well buy the hps?
Or the cfls are better?
by the way my cabinet is exactly your size as well 3ft tall 2ft wide
gotta keep cfls really close but you can get a decent grow if you work it right